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November 2015

Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) for the Federal Civilian Government

Editor’s Note: OMB Memorandum M-16-04, Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) for the Federal Civilian Government, is attached here. Below is a brief excerpt. 

The CSIP is the result of a comprehensive review of the Federal Government’s cybersecurity policies, procedures, and practices by the Sprint Team. The goal was to identify and address critical cybersecurity gaps and emerging priorities, and make specific recommendations to address those gaps and priorities. The CSIP will strengthen Federal civilian cybersecurity through the following five objectives:

1) Prioritized Identification and Protection of high value information and assets;

Modernizing Federal Cybersecurity

From: The White House

by Tony Scott

Today, the Administration directed a series of actions to continue strengthening Federal cybersecurity & modernizing the government’s technology infrastructure.

Strengthening the cybersecurity of Federal networks, systems, and data is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. Every day, public and private sector leaders – my team included – are directing significant resources to address this ever-growing problem. Yet as cyber threats increase in severity, so does the pace of this Administration’s efforts. Since 2009, the U.S. Government has implemented a wide range of policies, both domestic and international, to improve our cyber defenses, enhance our response capabilities, and upgrade our incident management tools by: